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Matte Prime

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 301 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (253)
  • Smooth (239)
  • Lightweight (226)
  • Long lasting (169)
  • Blends well (103)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (23)
  • Causes breakouts (13)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Heavy (9)
  • Irritates skin (9)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (202)
  • All skin types (120)
  • Going out (105)
  • Sensitive skin (65)
  • Travel (62)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (121), Classic style (103), Trendy style (60)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (132), Medium (128), Deep (26)

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2.0

Don't bother

By Kierra

from Salisbury, MD

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Sometimes

Cons

  • Doesn't Help My Oily Face
  • Good Sometimes

Best Uses

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    Wasted money...was not the best. I noticed that sometimes in the middle of the day my skin is back to its natural oily state

    • Skin Tone:
    • Deep
     
    1.0

    Not matte

    By Peaches

    from Mobile, AL

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Apply
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • Ineffective

    Best Uses

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      I tried this everyday for about two weeks, with different foundations and powders.'it did nothing. Within 30 minutes I was having to blot. It did nothing to help with the oil but my pores did seem smaller.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Medium
       
      4.0

      Matte primer

      By Witch

      from Tucson, Az.

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting
      • Natural Looking
      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Everyday
        • Going Out

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        Very smooth to apply

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best!

        By Shaun

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday
          • Going Out

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          I use the product with or without foundation. It's extremely silky and velvety on the skin. I have super oily skin and this is the only product that keeps me matte all day. I can even sweat and it stays on and keeps my make up in place. I will never go without this product again, I'm so happy I found it!

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          1.0

          bad for sensitive skin

          By kjo

          from Chicago

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          I have sensitive oily skin. Thought this would be a great product for me. Unfortunately this primer did not perform. No noticeable benefits. Also cause my skin to break out in those small under the skin whitehead bumps. Thankfully ulta has a great return policy.

           
          4.0

          gets the job done

          By icequeen

          from md

          About Me Classic Style

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Helps Prevent Breakouts
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            This helps prevent breakouts. Feels a little strange when u first put it on. But helps make up last longer

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            2.0

            Broke Out

            By girl on go

            from MI

            About Me Classic Style

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Causes Breakouts

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                I am very sensitive, this would be a nice product for girls that don't have sensitive skin like myself. Might try the hydration primer next maybe have more luck.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                love this

                By NJ Diva

                from Indianapolis IN

                About Me Classic Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Definitely Helps With Mak
                • Goes on smooth
                • Last

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    I have loved this since i discovered it a couple years ago. Works just as well a the pricer " prestigious " brands

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium
                     
                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Trice

                    from NJ

                    About Me Natural Style

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Natural Looking
                    • Smooth

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                      This product is great and affordable.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Deep
                       
                      3.0

                      Matte-if your day

                      By Ash

                      from New Smyrna Beach, FL

                      About Me Natural Style

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Easy To Take-off
                      • Long Lasting
                      • Smooth

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Going Out

                      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                      Product does a great job at matteifying your makeup. However make sure you apply evenly especially around parts where you make wrinkles or frown lines. It will cause your makeup to become cakey in those areas and it sinks into the areas.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • Q:

                        I have very oily skin will this help the oil to stop and not make my face look oily?
                        Asked on 3/14/2015 by nat from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The salicylic acid and mattifying powders within Matte Prime's formula will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 3/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        The previous Ulta primer was awesome, except for the pump. Is this the same primer just in a different container?
                        Asked on 12/6/2014 by JPPMom from Apex, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, exactly! Matte Prime is the same exact formula in updated packaging.

                          Answered on 12/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                        Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                          Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        is this primer non-comedogenic?
                        Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                          Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                        Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                          Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                        Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                          Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                        Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                          Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is this primer gluten free?
                        Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                          Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Do you put this on after day cream?
                        Thank you.
                        Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                          Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        It is a good product for combination skin?
                        Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                          Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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